Monday, October 15, 2012

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

We Baking Partners will be baking different bakes every month and will be posting every 15th of the month. This month challenge is cupcakes or muffins, this is our third challenge after a wonderful almond cake and cookies. Swathi of Zesty South Indian Kitchen, the brain child of this fabulous baking event send us three interesting cupcake and muffin recipes.Three of our baking partners suggested us these beautiful recipes and i choosed to bake two among them,one is this super delicious,addictive chocolate pumpkin cupcake. When its comes a bake with chocolate, everyone at home will never hesitate a second to request me to make some.While going through the mail i recieved with this month's challenge, i know i'll be making this chocolate pumpkin cupcakes and gathered everything to make this incredible cupcakes during a weekend. My kids enjoyed thoroughly and even my lil one helped to squeeze out the frosting.Priya R of Cook Like Priya suggested this cupcake recipe from Country of Living.


2+1/2cups All purpose flour
2tbsp All purpose flour
4nos Eggs
1+1/2cups Sugar
1+1/2cups Pumpkin puree
2tsp Vanilla extract
2+1/4sticks Softened butter
1cup Cocoa powder
1tbsp Baking powder
1+1/2tsp Baking soda
2tsp Cinnamin powder
3/4tsp Nutmeg powder
3/4cup Buttermilk

Preheat the oven to 350F, line the cupcake moulds with cupcake papers, but i used my silicon moulds.

Sift the flour with cocoa powder,baking soda,cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder in a large bowl and keep aside.

Combine the buttermilk,pumpkin puree, vanilla extract in an another bowl and keep aside.

Beat the butter,sugar together in a bowl with a electroc mixer until the mixture turns fluffy, add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.

Alternately add the flour mixture and the buttermilk mixture,blending well after each addition.

Spoon out this batter to the already prepared cupcake moulds  and bake in middle rack for 20-25minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Keep aside and let them cool completely.

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting:
1cup Cream cheese (softened)
1/4cup Softened unsalted butter
1tbsp Fresh orange juice
1tsp Orange zest (grated)
4cups Confectioner's sugar
1/2tsp Vanilla extract
2pinch Orange food colour

Blend the cream cheese,butter,orange juice,orange zest,vanilla in a large bowl using a electric mixture until smooth.

Slowly add the sugar and continue to beat until the mixture turns light and creamy.Arrange in fridge atleast for an hour before frosting.

Fill this chilled frosting in a pastry bag with your favourite nozzle or tip and squeeze gently to decorate.

Enjoy this cupcake with a cup of tea, beware that this cupcakes are pretty addictive.

52 comments:

sowmya(creative saga) said... Reply To This Comment

love the frosting recipe..looks so delicious..

Nisa Homey said... Reply To This Comment

Love to top this on cupcakes...

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

delicious cupcake with wonderful frosting

Suman Arthy said... Reply To This Comment

Pumpkin Cupcake looks lovely....

Sangeetha Nambi said... Reply To This Comment

I am in big love with this Priya...
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Priti S said... Reply To This Comment

Looks colorful n yum ....

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

the most gorgeous icing.. slurpppp

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

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Maria John said... Reply To This Comment

Must have tasted yummy ...

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

delicious!!! well done priya!!!
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Chandrani said... Reply To This Comment

Wow Priya, your pumpkin muffin looks so soft and yummy. I love your frosting.



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nayana said... Reply To This Comment

hi Priya,

lovely frosting and healthy cupcake...

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Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Wow looks very yummy yummy

Faseela Noushad said... Reply To This Comment

yummy n temptiong cake...

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

what a beautiful and perfectly baked cupcake Priya, looks so yum. And totally love the lively orange frosting on top :) thank u so much for trying out the recipe. love it

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Divya Pramil said... Reply To This Comment

Yum!! Looks so good :)
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Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

Cute & interesting cup cakes & pretty frosting!!
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Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! These are so tempting! Lovely!

Roshni said... Reply To This Comment

awesome!!

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

Love the topping color, looks yumm

Rumana Ambrin said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very very yummy:)

divya said... Reply To This Comment

looks great.. drooling here :)

Julie said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy & delicious muffins..yummy frosting too!!
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S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Those cupcake looks tempting n cute!!

PT said... Reply To This Comment

delicious cupcakes.. perfectly baked..

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and yummy cupcakes

Bhamathy said... Reply To This Comment

What a perfect treat for the holidays!!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet 'n Savory) said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful work, Priya! Looks great!!!

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

Love the frosting,loos so colorful and delicious.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum.

ANU said... Reply To This Comment

very nice and yummy!
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Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Yummilicious muffins dear

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

looks absolutely delicious..
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Jay said... Reply To This Comment

love this simple yummmy recipe..
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Hema said... Reply To This Comment

The frosting sounds so delicious, simply tempting..

Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect and yummy cupcakes...

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Tes cupcakes sont très jolis et doivent être délicieux.
J'en croquerai un avec plaisir.
A bientôt

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Cute cupcakes.. They look so yummy!!
Love it

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Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Very colourful and gorgeous cupcakes dear. Wonderfully made.

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Swathi Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, this is delicious, love that frosting, I like your sweet helper helping with frosting part. Yummy.

Amrita Vishal said... Reply To This Comment

loved your orange frosting ...so inviting.

radha said... Reply To This Comment

I like the way every blogger has added their individual touch to the pumpkin muffins. Very nice!

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and more tempting..

Trisha said... Reply To This Comment

The bright frosting is a great touch! Well done!

Anuja Sule said... Reply To This Comment

super cute cupcakes you have got there! love the frosting done by your kiddie helpers :D

Spencer said... Reply To This Comment

Another great recipe Priya! I would so love to try some.

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

Priya the cupcake looks delicious dear yum yum.

Tina (PinayInTexas) said... Reply To This Comment

Those are gorgeous, Priya! Love the dark orange color of your frosting! It makes your cupcakes even more perfect for fall!

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Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

yours came out so pretty with the frosting

DivyaGCP said... Reply To This Comment

Cute and Yummy cupcakes..

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Achu said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and attractive color and cute :)